Special Features

The Best of Convention 2024

Look what we've got in store for you!

Building on the success of our sold-out event last year, Convention 2024 will offer lots of opportunities to connect with colleagues, business partners and old friends!


Magic of Hollywood Gala
Step onto the red carpet and sashay into the spotlight at AdvantAge Ontario’s annual banquet, celebrating the Magic of Hollywood. Get a taste of Tinseltown’s glitz and glamour as you catch up with colleagues over dinner and music featuring favourites from the silver screen. Then, the action shifts to the dance floor where you can channel your inner Fred Astaire, Liza Minnelli -- or just play yourself. Everyone is the star of this show, so don’t miss it!!

Power Ups
Gear up before the official Convention kick off by attending our bonus Power Up sessions! Join us for chair yoga, a chance to unwind, regroup and connect. Learn strategies for conflict resolution that will make you a better leader. Arm yourself with tips and tactics for building strong and effective teams. Space is limited for these bonus sessions, make sure to register today!

Local Long-Term Care Home Tours
We're thrilled to announce the return of in-person long-term care home tours in 2024! Join us to explore the butterfly home approach at Belmont House in Toronto, and hear about capital redevelopment and special initiatives at the The Rekai Centres. 

AdvantAge Ontario Lounge
Looking for an opportunity to do some networking, talk shop or simply connect with colleagues? Join us in the AdvantAge Ontario Lounge, located in the Lower Concourse Level, for relaxed conversation and a bit of fun!

Hospitality Suite
Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy unhurried, relaxed conversation colleagues and friends in the AdvantAge Ontario Hospitality Suite!
Sponsored by PointClickCare and Murphy Partners.

Hear from Government & Ministry Leaders

Our annual Convention offers an unrivaled opportunity to hear from the people leading long-term care and seniors' housing in Ontario.

Hon. Sylvia Jones
Minister of Health 

Hon. Shawn Fraser
Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

Hon. Seamus O'Regan
Minister of Labour and Seniors

Stan Cho
Minister of Long-Term Care

(Confirmed - Opening Ceremony and Keynote, Wed. April 17, 6:00 PM)

Dr. Karima Velji
Chief of Nursing & Professional Practice; Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Ministry of Health, Ontario

(Confirmed - Nursing Connection Breakfast - Friday April 19 - 8:00 AM)

Dr. Leigh Chapman
Chief Federal Nursing Officer

(Confirmed - Nursing Connection Breakfast - Friday April 19 - 8:00 AM)

Pre-Convention Education

We've got three exceptional learning opportunities for you in 2024!

Civility Matters: A Toolkit to Address Peer Incivility and Bullying in Long-Term Care
Discover steps your home can take for a positive and harmonious workplace by drawing on Civility Matters, an online toolkit developed to address peer incivility and bullying within long-term care in British Columbia.

Inspection Ready: A Deep Dive into Reporting Requirements and Information Sharing
Equip yourself with practical strategies for preparing for inspections, achieving compliance, and addressing common pain points. Get your questions answered and leave with enhanced knowledge and confidence.

Better Together: Strengthening Relationships with Families and Caregivers
Equip yourself with practical strategies for preparing for inspections, achieving compliance, and addressing common pain points. Get your questions answered and leave with enhanced knowledge and confidence.


Sold-Out Trade Show

Build authentic business relationships with dozens of Ontario, Canadian and global companies. 

Expand Your Business Connections
The AdvantAge Ontario trade show provides an exceptional opportunity to connect with engaged companies that serve Ontario’s long-term care and seniors’ housing sector! Learn about new products, services and technologies, and have the opportunity to ask questions and build relationships. 

The Scaventure Hunt is Back!
Everybody loves the Scaventure Hunt! This annual event will send you through the trade show to collect QR codes from select vendors. Delegates who scan all seven codes are entered to win a host of fantastic prizes — including cash! — what a fun and easy way to meet new business partners!

World Café and Poster Sessions

Connect with and learn from your long-term care and seniors' housing peers!

Guiding Change: AdvantAge Ontario EDI Knowledge Exchange Network Launch
Be part of the launch event for the AdvantAge Ontario EDI Knowledge Exchange Network! Learn about the exciting plans for developing this collective resource, which will build on existing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) resources, education and working groups. 

AdvantAge Ontario IPAC Community of Practice
Convention gives us an in-person opportunity to build on AdvantAge Ontario’s successful virtual collaboration, our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Community of Practice. Whether you’ve joined us before or are new to the experience, come learn from other members and offer your insights on IPAC best practices, World Café style!

Innovation Showcase
Learn from other Ontario homes in this unique poster showcase, where member homes will present their best practices, initiatives and programs on posters that you can read at your leisure. Join us!!


Fireside Chats

These unique sessions offer attendees an opportunity to connect with LTC leaders in a casual, conversational setting.

Discuss Six Critical Topics with LTC Experts 
Here's your opportunity to learn directly from the experts in a casual, conversational setting. Bring your questions and get ready for a thoughful, responsive discussion on topics that matter most to you. 

  • Let’s Make Some Noise: Building Momentum for Seniors’ Housing 
  • Non-Compliant No More: Effective Leadership for Organizational Transformation 
  • The Way Forward: Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care
  • Win-Win: Immigration Pathways to Build the LTC Workforce
  • Big Vision, Small Scale: Small Home Models of LTC 
  • The Future of LTC: How Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence Are Shaping Resident Care Now


AdvantAge Ontario 2024 Convention

April 17-19, 2024
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

Sponsorship & Booth Inquiries:
Krista Hook, krista@eventsinsync.com

Registration Inquiries: